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Perfect by nature,
Icons of self indulgence,
Just what we all need,
More lies about a world that...

Never was and never will be
Have you no shame?
Don't you see me?
You know you've got everybody fooled

Look, here she comes now
Bow down and stare in wonder,
Oh how we love you,
No flaws when you're pretending
But now I know she...

Never was and never will be
You don't know how you've betrayed me,
And somehow you've got everybody fooled.

Without the mask where will you hide?
Can't find yourself lost in your lies

I know the truth now,
I know who you are,
And I don't love you anymore!

It never was and never will be,
You don't know how you've betrayed me,
And somehow you've got everybody fooled,

It never was and never will be!
You're not real and you can't save me!
And somehow now you're everybody's fool!

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  • Faith111
    Faith111Apr 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm
    I love this song. She is singing about herself. She's beautiful, she's popular, funny, smart, and everyone loves her. But it's all a lie. They don't really love her, they love her reflection. They love the mask she wears. They love the person that they think she is. On the surface, what she allows them to see is almost perfect. She is always being told how strong she is, but she knows she's not. "Oh how we love you,
    No flaws when you're pretending." She knows she's not even close to perfect. She knows that inside she's a mess. She hates herself. She hates herself so much that she doesn't even want to look in the mirror or look at pictures of herself. She feels unloved, misunderstood, and even angry. She is tired of the lie. In the video, she breaks the mirror. She doesn't see herself as she is in her reflection. She doesn't recognize the girl in the mirror. She lives with so much pain and so many deep scars that she doesn't understand how her reflection can be so pretty. She is strong on the outside, but weak and vulnerable on the inside just like everyone else. She smiles on the outside and screams on the inside and it tears her up that no one notices. To her no one notices because no one cares. They are so in love with her fake self, that they would be appalled by her real self. It's not that she's ugly inside. She isn't. She's a good person, but she's not the person they think she is. She hides her pain behind her smile. She's been hurt bad but no one knows. She keeps it all inside. She is afraid that if she showed her true self, no one would love her. So she keeps it up because this fake love is all she really has. The only time she is herself is when she is alone. She never smiles when she's alone. She cries a lot. She has created this fake self to mask the pain and it worked for a long time. But it doesn't anymore, it's just become too much for her. She feels like her real self only exists to her now and if she died everyone would mourn not her but the image of her. No one really knows her. She knows she's not real, but she's got everyone fooled. And, it is herself that has betrayed herself by allowing this to happen.
  • k
    keri_khaoticApr 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    I love how people can put a label on a band.
    To me, this is not sad at all. It's rage, hate, anger, atleast to me.
    By how she's angry about how she'll let anyone change her just to fit in and be like every other person.
    She hates how she can't be herself.
    And she ends up hating herself for what she's became.
    A fake.
    I can understand this song so well, because I used to change just to fit in and let people tell me what to wear and how to act.
    One day I just stopped and realized it was one big lie that I was living.
  • vampiress
    vampiressApr 6, 2009 at 7:22 pm
    wow this song just rocks because it is one of my favorite songs by them and amy lee sounds so gorgeous in that song and in most of her songs actually
  • x
    xxscenexxqueenxxJul 4, 2008 at 3:04 am
    i love this song. I can totally relate because i let everyone change me until i finally stepped up and decided to be nothing but myself
    so this song is about how she pretended she was something she wasn't and everyone found out she was just a dud.
  • Townley_Girl_205
    Townley_Girl_205Apr 1, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    This song is rele awesome!!! I thnk tht this song some how explains me or used 2 i'm nt tha same anymore!! She thnks she everybody's fool and tht everyone's taking her 4 granted it's accually rele sad if u think about it bt i'm sure ebryone goes thru tht phase and eventually get out of it idk... anyway enuf wit tht Amy Lee is tha best and i rele miss i culd meet her

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